Last year we began our eBook journey (and I never looked back). To date, we have about 150 carefully selected titles – both fiction and nonfiction and we’re adding a bunch more this month in preparation for our literature circles project. Most of the titles I purchase are student or teacher requests. They get used […]
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About Heather Lister
Heather Lister teacher-librarian with a passion for making and innovation. Previously a school librarian, she is now an educational consultant with Mackin Educational Resources. She holds degrees in Library Science and Instructional Technology and certificates in Mathematics and School Administration. She is on a mission to abolish the stereotype of libraries and librarians. She serves as the Professional Development Chair for the ISTE Librarians Network. Heather has presented at ISTE, FETC, TCEA and many state and regional conferences. Heather is the mom of two wonderful children and a lover of all things Harry Potter. Follow her @LibrarianLister or check out her blog at www.heatherlister.com.
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Last year I immersed myself in maker education. I followed everyone imaginable, read every book published, and learned as much as I could. As my knowledge grew, I became more and more excited about what a makerspace could look like at my school. Our district was also immersing itself in blended education and was big […]
Literacy is the ability to read and write. Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. [www.transliteracy.com] As a librarian in a 1:1 school, my students are consuming most of their […]
It’s currently summer vacation. Take a moment to imagine what your students are currently doing. How much of it involves technology? Whether it’s watching YouTube videos, playing Candy Crush, or texting a friend, odds are a large portion of their summer holiday will be spent on an electronic device. Now think of your library collection. […]
My library recently made the leap to including eBooks in our collection. The biggest question I’ve received isn’t about the platform or the prices, but WHY. After answering this question to many fellow librarians, I decided I better just write a blog about it. So – why eBooks? Well…why not? This is my first year […]
It is so exciting to see all of the new tools and resources that emerge each day to help teachers and students. Although it’s exciting, it’s also very overwhelming. Staying on top of the latest tools and trends in education can be time consuming, particularly if you’re doing the research on your own. Fortunately, that […]
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